Holy Shot - Ryan Crouser goes 21,23m (69' 8") in New Mexico

While Kovacs was blasting firework in Boston another American was putting on his own light show near the Mexican border. Ryan Crouser smashed his personal best and spin the 7.26kg ball out to 21,23m (69' 8"). He also had a 5th round 21,09m (69' 2").

He dropped this post on Facebook:
New PR this afternoon in New Mexico! 21.23m (69'8") new UT school record and number 3 in the world!

Ironically, Throwholics has to mention the Texas transplant is not quite 3rd in the world. But to be fair, Crouser didn't know that Joe Kovacs had improved dusted the chalk on the 70' that same day. Veteran Ryan Whiting still has the world lead 21,37m (70' 1"), followed by Joe Kovac's 21,35m (70') and David Storl's 21,33m (70').

Who will make the team to go to the World Championships?

USA has a luxuary problem since they always have tons (literally) of world class shot putters.

The complete results: HERE

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  • First of all congrats to Crouser for the title.
    But to be honest I dont like the system in the states very much...


    He could have gone to the Indoor WC in Sopot as well but no the college championships was scheduled around that as well.
    Sure those athletes then choose to support their college due to the help they receive. But I bet we would have got an extra medal with him supporting us in Sopot!

  • But I bet we would have got an extra medal with him supporting us in Sopot!


    How can you be so sure. Did you see how amazing @Tom Walsh was ? His improvement during the comp. I would say it would have been a hard battle between those to.
    Since the gold and silver was never in danger. No one could have gone near @Ryan Whiting nor David Storl.

  • Good point but the system is what it is. It will not be changed anytime soon.
    Crouser is still a young kid and who knows what is going to happen when he is done with college and finally can join the big guys at WC or Olympics. Give him a couple more years and then he will be in his prime, trust me

  • Give him a couple more years and then he will be in his prime, trust me


    :thumbup:
    I'm also on your page that he will need couple more years to be able to fight for gold/silver with Ryan Whiting or Storl. But there are so many great coaches out who said he will have a big future ahead of him, going for 22m very soon

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  • I'm also on your page that he will need couple more years to be able to fight for gold/silver with Ryan Whiting or Storl. But there are so many great coaches out who said he will have a big future ahead of him, going for 22m very soon


    I wonder if he will be coached by his father after college, or move to the training center, or to Carbondale?

  • It would be nice to see Ryan Crouser here to answer those questions. Anyone have contact to him to ask him to join?

  • Some questions as to Ryan Crouser's status at this week's USAs and well as what happened at the NCAAs.
    Crouser is entered in the discus.
    Crouse is not entered in the shot put.

  • Any truth to the rumor Crouser lost 20 pounds this season?

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